September 16th, 2006
|jimbojones||12:52 am - looks like Google changed their algorithms again|
Suddenly, I went from being completely un-googleable by my first-and-last-name (even when combined with any salting of locality and/or interest information you might think of) to first-and-last-name only - no salting of extra keywords - returning me as the third listing on the front page (as well as several more further down).
I'm not completely sure how I feel about that. Having a well-known nom de guerre is one thing, but when real life meets the internet too intimately... yergh.
Current Mood: ambiguous
Current Music: Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade
The strangest thing about it is, I suddenly popped up all the way to the #3
spot even though someone with my name is a WIDELY published AP writer, someone else with my name is a prize-winning author, and someone yet ELSE is a screenwriter.
It looks to me like what happened is they put more googlejuice on usenet and mailing list archives than they used to - because the only thing online connecting my biz name to my name is a bunch of old rsync mailing list posts (which also used to be unfindable, interestingly) and my biz name is what rocketed up to #3
on the front page.